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Surgery

Surgery is one of the main treatments for prostate cancer. An operation to remove your prostate gland aims to cure your cancer.

Your surgeon may also suggest surgery as a way of relieving symptoms such as difficulty passing urine.

Types of surgery to treat prostate cancer

Find out about the different types of surgery for prostate cancer.

Surgery to remove your prostate gland

Find out about how you have surgery to remove your prostate gland.

Removing the inner part of the prostate gland (TURP)

Find out about surgery to remove the inner part of the prostate gland.

Removing the testicles (orchidectomy)

Find out about surgery to remove the testicles to treat prostate cancer.

Preparing for surgery

Find out what happens before surgery, having an anaesthetic, the people you’ll meet and the exercises you need to do.

Going into hospital

Find out about what you need to take in, what to expect and how to prepare to make it less stressful.

On the day

Find out what happens on the day of surgery, including about having an anaesthetic.

After surgery

Find out how you’ll feel after your surgery, possible problems after surgery and your follow up appointments.

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